Miracle Child Tanvi
“The first time I saw her walk on the walker, I was just blown away. I started crying—she put that walker on her, and she just took off. I have seen miracles happen in her life already. Just seeing her walk on her walker, seeing her sit up for the first time, just seeing her go from being so malnourished to being so healthy…We’ve seen one miracle after another.”
- Nick (Tanvi's Father)
When Nick and Julie brought their 21-month-old daughter Tanvi home from India after a long road to adoption, it soon became clear to them that a new journey was about to begin. Tanvi had never seen a doctor and was extremely malnourished, weighing only 14 pounds at almost 2 years old. After being home for only two days, Tanvi’s needs became urgent and Nick and Julie took her to the emergency room at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Tanvi has caudal regression syndrome, a rare disorder in which the lower end of the spine doesn’t develop properly in the womb. Tanvi is now 3 years old. She has had a total of four surgeries to date, and she is learning to use a walker with the help of physical therapy. Her needs will be lifelong, and there may be more surgery in her future, but she’s taking it all in stride and already surpassing expectations.
The Arthur M. Blank Hospital - Opening 2025
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is excited to announce the newest hospital within our healthcare system: Arthur M. Blank Hospital. The 1.5 million-square-foot hospital, slated to open in 2025, will be located at the northeastern corner of North Druid Hills and I-85 in Brookhaven. Designed to take advantage of research-proven healing views of nature, the Arthur M. Blank Hospital will include one tower with two wings and additional operating rooms, specialty beds and diagnostic equipment to meet anticipated patient needs. There also will be space for clinical research, clinical trials and overall patient care.